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Wife who planned hit skips court

2012-06-13 08:28

Cape Town - A Worcester woman is facing arrest after she failed to turn up at court where she is facing trial for allegedly organising a hit on her husband.

The Cape Argus reported that Nell-Marie Cooke, 30, has been dubbed the White Widow after she allegedly conspired with her gardener’s brother to kill her husband, Maartin Cooke, 33, last November.

Her husband found out about the plan when he discovered a note addressed to her in which the hitman asked for money.

She was arrested in February and granted bail of R5 000.

Cooke’s lawyer William Booth told the court that she had moved to Pretoria and was unable to come to court due to work commitments.

She is due to appear in court on 22 June.
 

Comments
  • Msika - 2012-06-13 08:41

    Submission of guilt. Arrest her, sentence her to life imprissonment without wasting any more of our tax money.

      Bless Boswell - 2012-06-13 09:08

      Msika, she's going to be wasting our money in jail too. Maybe she should be banished :)

      Janice - 2012-06-13 09:44

      What a dumb cow...

      moira.fox.7 - 2012-06-13 09:46

      It is actually admission of guilt.

  • mlungisi.botha - 2012-06-13 08:59

    "Couldn't come to court because of work commitments"! Lady, you are facing a charge of conspiracy to commit murder!! And the gardner and his brother? they should be hauled before the courts...unless, of course, one of them tipped the boss (the husband, that is) off.

  • sean.noble1 - 2012-06-13 09:08

    aaahhh true love

  • musamuskid - 2012-06-13 09:24

    Ha ha ha... God is great

  • PumaFred - 2012-06-13 09:26

    She did a Dewani

  • arthur.halse - 2012-06-13 09:29

    Not good news for Pretoria

  • Ron - 2012-06-13 09:32

    Revoke her bail money and lock her up. Simple.

  • michael.a.devilliers - 2012-06-13 09:34

    Congratulations, now you're going to jail guilty.. or not.

  • Harold - 2012-06-13 10:03

    This whole story does not gel. It is such a pity that the journalism in this article lacks substance. This story has a divorce a custody battle a jealous husband and money in it. If the press look further they will find a third party and a set-up. Time for a real newshound to take a trip to worcester.

  • VaMbozha - 2012-06-13 10:06

    i think the gardener used to "hit" her

  • Nirosha - 2012-06-13 11:09

    I can just imagine the shock & disbelief on the husband's face when he found that note. Hope the punishment is severe, too many cases like these are going around.

  • foxiloxi - 2012-06-13 13:13

    Wonder what was wrong with a simple divorce?!?!? Killing seems to have become the national sport, the easy way out of anything, don't like husband - kill him, don't like wife - kill her, Wasn't paid for a day's work - Kill them?!?!?!

  • pmalungana - 2012-06-13 14:07

    she must go to court and tell the presiding officer why she did it. This is so shocking

  • Thembi - 2012-06-14 04:37

    There is no proof that the poor woman wanted the hubby to be murdered.if he found the note wherever,there is no signature so case closed.the silly husband must do things rite and move on

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